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Highlights of Epidaurus and Mycenae
Nafplion Shore Excursion - Highlights of Epidaurus and Mycenae


 



This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up at the Port or your Hotel in Nafplion
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Entrances - Sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae
Please Note: The prices shown below are not valid on Sundays or local National Holidays. If your only day in this city is Sunday, please Contact Us for pricing and availability.
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Tour Number:
GNAFP-02

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Antiquities, Scenic Drive, Walking
Length: 4 Hours
Walking: Difficult
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Nafplion Shore Excursion - This half day shore tour explores ancient Epidaurus which is famous for its large outdoor theater, and the ruins of Mycenae including the Tomb of Agamemnon.

After meeting your licensed guide at the pier, you start your journey to the district known as Argolis, in the northeast corner of the Peloponnese, which is archaeologically one of the most interesting areas in Greece.

Your first stop is Epidaurus, which is situated on the cool slopes of a beautiful and wooded valley. Epidaurus was known throughout the Hellenic world for its unique medical facilities and healing treatments. Dedicated to Aesclepius, the god of healing, who restored health to the sick and sometimes (it was said) life to the dead, the city was filled with curative spas and baths and only priests had access to certain secret rites.

Most of the ruins of Epidaurus have been reduced to their foundations, with the exception of the astonishing theater. Still used for special performances today, the theater is well preserved. Built into the ground, rather than above it, the theater is known for its fantastic acoustics, which you will observe during your visit.

Next is a scenic drive through the Argos Plain, once ruled by Agamemnon, conqueror of Troy, to the famous citadel of Mycenae. The somber and mighty ruins of ancient Mycenae are vestiges of a kingdom which, for 400 years, was the most powerful in Greece. You enter the Citadel of Mycenae on foot, approaching it through the famous Lion Gate. Inside, are the shaft graves discovered by Schliemann. You will also visit the Beehive Tomb, known sometimes as the Tomb of Agamemnon, the Greek Commander in Chief during the Trojan War.

Finally you return to the pier in Nafplion.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Nafplion tours and Nafplion Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Nafplion tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Depart pier and drive to Epidaurus- 40 Minutes
  • Visit Epidaurus- 1 Hour
  • Drive to Mycenae- 40 Minutes
  • Visit Mycenae-1 Hour
  • Return to the pier in Nafplion- 40 Minutes

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